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[movies]WW2 Damage, Aerial Views, Aircraft Plants, Japan, 06/24/1946 - United States. Army Air Forces
National Archives description "Aerial coverage flying at an altitude of approx. 1550' showing Toyohama. Aerial coverage flying at an altitude of approx. 1500' showing Musashino Aircraft Plant near Tokyo. Aerial covaerage flying at an altitude of approx. 1500' showing Musashino Aircraft Plant (AAF Target 90:17-367). Aerial coverage flying at an altitude of approx. 1500' showing Nakajima Aircraft Plant at Ota (AAF Target 90:13-1544)...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American -- World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; WWII In Color
Downloads: 13
[movies]War Dept Film Bulletin 58: Radio Target Plane 1943 - United States. War Department
National Archives description: "On the use of miniature, radio-controlled planes for antiaircraft target practice at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Target planes are lined up and towed to firing ranges. A plane is put on a catapult, its radio mechanism is installed, and it is fired and guided in flight. Gunner trainees fire at the target. Also shows how a parachute is placed in the plane to use for emergency landings." National Archives Identifier: 24466 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy ...
Keywords: Film Bulletin; WWII; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Fort Bliss (Tex.); Antiaircraft Artillery; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 57
[texts]Operational and Tactical Suitability of the C-46A Airplane for Troop Carrier Operations - Eglin Air Force Base (Fla.). Air Proving Ground Center
"In accordance with recommendations of subject report, action will be taken to include in the following priority the modifications as listed below to make the C-46A aircraft fully suitable for Troop Carrier use..." Digitized by www.dtic.mil
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Curtiss CW-20 (Transport plane); World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II
Downloads: 46
[movies]General Eisenhower Leaves Paris: Orly Airfield, France, 06/21/1945 - United States. Army
Extracted from "Ruins Of Leipzig, Germany; Gen. Ike Leaves Paris: Orly Airfield, France, 06/21/1945" No National Archives description. National Archives Identifier: 18616 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- France
Downloads: 36
[movies]Scenes In Area Of Galapagos Islands, 09/08/1943 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #15650 National Archives description "MCU Seaplane ramp leading into water from beach (SV) work shed. MCU-PAN Anchorage for aircraft: Pontoon dock & bay. MCU Airstrip aircraft landing at far end. MCU-PAN B-24 in revetment runway beside airstrip. MCU "Koda-Color" Keller playing with pigs (ChPhom W.K. Keller). LS Cruiser (Omaha Class) lying off shore LCM, FG. MCU Officers inspecting jeep...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Galapagos Islands; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; World War II
Downloads: 23
[texts]Enginology - Wright Aeronautical Corporation
"This It the SECOND EDITION of ENGINOLOGY, revised and enlarged since the FIRST EDITION. Published originally for the guidance of new employees of Wright Aeronautical — as an introduction to internal combustion engines — the book has been requested by thousands of persons outside of Wright Aeronautical; students, aviation mechanics, airlines and manufacturing personnel, instructors and teachers...
Keywords: WWII; Airplanes -- Motors; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Airplanes -- Motors -- Maintenance And Repair; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes, Military; World War II
Downloads: 94
[movies]Tactics And Techniques Of Air Reconnaissance And Observation - United States. Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces Training Film TF-15 Reconnaissance And Occupation Of A Position, 1933"TRAINING FILM: Demonstrates reconnaissance and occupation of field position by regiment of 75mm artillery. R.1: Details organization of unit and its relationship to infantry. Shows battery moving up to position, and establishment of observation point. R.2: Shows battery and anti-aircraft defenses being set up. Friendly infantry moves to attacking position...
Keywords: Training Film; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History; Aerial observation (Military science); Aerial reconnaissance; Flight Training
Downloads: 126
[movies]Aerial Coverage At Osaka, Kobe, Imabari, Niihama, 05/15/1946 - United States. Army Air Forces
National Archives description "27' Heading approx. 75 degrees magnetic at altitude of 1700' showing area S of Ajikawa River and W of Kizu-Gawa River. 30' Heading approx. 75 degrees magnetic at altitude of 1700' flying S of first strip shown. 39' Third strip S of above (Slight edge fog). 44' Strips flown on a heading of approx. 10 degrees magnetic at altitude of 1700' covering metropolitan area of Osaka from Kizu-Gawa River on the W to Osaka Castle on the E...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan; WWII In Color
Downloads: 35
[texts]Flexible Gunnery Training In The AAF - United States. Army Air Forces
CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 I ESTABLISHMENT OF SCHOOLS AND SECURING OF STUDENTS 5 II THE PROBLEM OF INSTRUCTORS AND OFFICER PERSONNEL AND OF TRAINING EQUIPMENT 22 III THE PATTERN OF TRAINING 37 IV SIGHTING AND FIRING SYSTEMS 49 V THE TURRET PROBLEM 72 VI CONTINUITY AND CONTROL OF TRAINING 84 VII SUMMARY 96 GLOSSARY 105 BIBLIOGRAPHY 107 INDEX 110 THIS PAGE Declassified IAW E012958 ILLUSTRATIONS Stripping Guns and Detecting Malfunctions 44 Moving Base Ranges 52 Air-to-air Firing 66 Turret Training 76 ...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; USAF historical studies; World War II; Gunners, Aerial; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Gunnery
Downloads: 78
[audio]Brigadier General H. S. Hansell's Report On American B-29 Bomber Strikes Against The Germans And Japanese, June 1944 - Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information
U.S. Army Air Forces Brig. Gen. Haywood S. Hansell, proponent of strategic bombing, talks about B-29 bombardment.ARC Identifier 2292397
Keywords: B-29 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; Hansell, Haywood S; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; OTR; Old Time Radio
Downloads: 62
[movies]Japanese Peace Envoys (B-25 bomber) - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #4311 "5th Combat Camera, Arnold Sharkey, A-7 Plus-X Pan, JAP PEACE ENVOY"Jeep drives on air strip. Close up of plane's wheel as plane takes off. Mitchell bomber in air. Eagle insignia on tail.Footage on the ground: shots of white jet plane with Red Cross on tail. Plane takes off. Shots of crowd and of Red Cross planes in BG. The final shots are overexposed/sun flare...
Keywords: United States. Army Air Forces; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; B-25 Bomber
Downloads: 62
[movies]B-29 Bomb, Nagoya, Japan - United States. Army Air Forces
United States Army Air Forces Combat Subjects #3613. Aerial footage of ground target bombardment. National Archives Identifier: 4984 no description.   As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Bombing, Aerial; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan; United States. Army Air Forces
Downloads: 63
[movies]Army Light Planes Spot For Artillery Barrage, Pacific - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-277 Army Light Planes Spot For Artillery Barrage, Pacific. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Keywords: WWII; Army Air Forces -- Combat Film Report; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; World War II
Downloads: 136
[movies]Wreckage Of B-29 Super Fortress 3/14/45 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #3415. Clapperboard: 11th CCU, S/SGT Sicotte, 3/14/45 Roll I. "C"Shots of burnt/wrecked B-29 bomber at unidentified Pacific air field.National Archives Identifier: 4910 no description.As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; B-29 Bomber; United States. Army Air Forces; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 53
[movies]Eyes Aloft - Aircraft Warning Service Flm - United States. Army Air Forces
1943 U.S. Army Air Forces training film # TF 1-3315, Eyes Aloft. Description at the National Archives "This film honors the work of the Ground Observer Corps of the Aircraft Warning Service. Civilians from every American community were selected to scan the skies and report to central command suspicious air activity that could endanger their neighbors."Description from Civil Air Patrol book Film and filmstrips: rules for obtaining, handling and returning: "Describes the work of the Aircraft Warni...
Keywords: United States. -- Aircraft Warning Service -- Ground Observer Corps; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War II
Downloads: 101
[movies]Patrol Plane Activities, Pelican Pt., Australia, 07/02/1942 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #190. National Archives description "1) AV Pan Pelican Pt., Australia, bay, terrain - SV 2) AV pan bay & Pelican Point PBY on beach 3) CUs Radar - amall boats in bay PBY on beach 4) MS, LS&S-CU landing - MS PBY - SV 5) S-CU PBY beaching crew handle & refuel plane 6) S-CU pilot removed from blister, pick-a-back SV 7) LS Observation plane overhead 8) MS&S-CU cruiser, observ.plane overhead 9) LS Crew beaching PBY 10) MS small boat approaches 11) MS men flag in PBY 12)...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; World War II; Seaplanes -- United States
Downloads: 44
[movies]GSAP: Attack On Guam & Beach, 07/13/1944 - 07/17/1944 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #5132. National Archives description "AV Strafing some ground installations; many tracers coming back up.AV Strafing small village; tracers coming back up.AV Strafing in the jungles; flak coming up.AV Shot from back seat: Large smoke columns coming from ground.AV Point of land; smoke coming from it; one bomb explosion.AV Strafing some gun emplacements; tracers coming back up.AV Strafing along road.A to A Japanese single-engine plane being shot at (two views).AV Str...
Keywords: GSAP; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Guam; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Navy; Gun Sight Aiming Point; WWII In Color
Downloads: 51
[movies]Bomb Damage, Yokohama, Japan 7/4/45 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #4522. Footage of Yokohama Japan and bomb damage. Slate "7th Combat Camera, MORRIS, Date 7/4, Subj BOMB DAMAGE" National Archives Identifier: 5526 no description. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan
Downloads: 85 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[texts]The Aileron As An Aid To Recovery From The Spin - Neihouse, A. I.
"As part of a general investigation by the NACA of factors that affect the spin, the use of the aileron as an aid to recovery from the spin was studied. Tests of 10 different models, covering a wide range of mass distribution, were made in the NACA free-spinning tunnel to determine the effects of a large downward deflection of the outboard aileron and a normal angular deflections of the ailerons upon recovery"Digitized by www.dtic.mil
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; NACA Report; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes -- Models -- Testing; World War II; Aeronautics; Ailerons; Spinning (Aerodynamics)
Downloads: 26
[texts]Flight Tests Of The High Speed Performance Of A P-51B airplane (AAF no. 43-12105) - Wartime Reports (United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics)
Digitized by Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL).
Keywords: NACA Report; Kingcobra (Fighter Plane); World War II; Aeronautics; Airplanes -- Models -- Testing; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 47
[movies]Attack Aviation: Employment Against Hostile Airdromes., 1937 - United States. Army
1937 U.S. Army Air Corps training film # TF-27 Attack Aviation: Employment Against Hostile Airdromes.Description at the National Archives: "'Enemy' air bases at Anniston and Oxford, Ala., are attacked by two flights of planes in an aerial maneuver. Charts are used to diagram the operation. 'Enemy' planes on the ground are strafed and bombed with parachute-type bombs and the area is sprayed with war gas...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Flight Training; Training Film; WWII
Downloads: 127
[movies]Physical Damage Aerial Coverage, Cities Of Japan, 04/08/1946 - 04/09/1946 - United States. Army Air Forces
National Archives description "511' Flight line shown on a heading 40 degrees magnetic on the W side of Hiroshima. Flight line on a heading approx. 20 degrees magnetic. Note: Hiroshima aerial coverage, total of 20 passes was obtained by flying the first 2 passes on a heading of 40 degrees magnetic and the last 18 passes on a heading of 20 degrees magnetic. Flight lines were flown successfully from the W side of the city to the E side at an altitude of 750' and 1300'...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII In Color; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan; World War II
Downloads: 16
[texts]History of the Memphis Belle : interview with Margaret Polk, October 24, 1989 / by Susan Carlisle Elliott; transcriber: Susan Carlisle Elliott - Elliott, Susan Carlisle; Polk, Margaret; Memphis State University. Oral History Research Office
This is the Oral History Research Office of Memphis State University. The project is "History of The Memphis Belle". The place is Memphis, Tennessee. The date is October 24, 1989. The interview is with Ms. Margaret Polk. The interviewer and transcriber is Susan Carlisle Elliott. Description: 29 leaves. Forms part of: Oral History Collection, Special Collections Department, University Libraries, The University of Memphis
Keywords: Memphis Belle (B-17 bomber); Airplanes, Military -- United States; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Germany; Memphis Belle Memorial Association
Downloads: 143
[movies]WW2 Physical Damage Aerials, Cities Of Japan, 04/12/1946 - 04/13/1946 - United States. Army Air Forces
National Archives description "Omuta: 19' Flight line flown on a heading of 207 degrees magnetic.21' Same as above. 17' Same as above. 16' Flight line flown on a heading of 270 degrees magnetic. Sasebo: 47' Flight line flown on a heading of 340 degrees magnetic. Two passes on Naval Air Station starting on the E side and showing also a portion of the burned-out urban area. Gas dump on fire on a small island of Sasebo Harbor...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII In Color; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan; World War II
Downloads: 19
[movies]Kyoto Home And City Life, 05/21/1946 - 05/31/1946 - United States. Army Air Forces
National Archives description: "MS Two mothers and their young children standing by the public water pump, pumping water. MS Two women getting water from running stream then taking water and sprinkling it on street. MLS Two young children running on sidewalk which is covered with wheat which is drying in the sun. MS An old woman cuts green branches of vegetables, than a pan up to show rear of house and also a pan L to R...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII In Color; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan; World War II
Downloads: 23
[movies]Physical Damage Aerial Coverage, Cities Of Japan, 04/09/1946 - 04/10/1946 - United States. Army Air Forces
National Archives description "Flight line flown on a heading of 330 degrees magnetic. Showing Higashi-Misome Coal Mine devastated area of Ube city and the area damaged by 10,000 pound bomb. Same as above. Flight line flown on a heading of 270 degrees magnetic. Ten passes made on the city and iron works, starting on the S side of the city. Flight line flown on a heading of 270 degrees magnetic. This run goes between No...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII In Color; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan; World War II
Downloads: 17
[texts]With Courage: The U.S. Army Air Forces In World War II - Nalty, Bernard C
Contents Foreword v Preface vii A Weapon and an Idea 1 Europe in Flames 41 In Desperate Battle 97 Building Air Power 137 Defeating Italy and Germany 185 Victory over Japan 261 A New Age 307 Theater Maps 319 Air Forces Lineages 321 Selected Readings 337 Index 349 Photographic Essa American Aviation in World War I 4 Mason Patrick 8 The Billy Mitchell Era 11 American Aviation in the 1920s 14 Benjamin Foulois 19 Evolution of the Bomber 22 Organization Chart, 1935 25 Air Corps Tactical School 27 A Pr...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History
Downloads: 202
[movies]Physical Damage, Kobe, Japan, 04/26/1946 - 04/29/1946 - United States. Army Air Forces
 National Archives description "LS Pan L to R shooting S from a point three blocks W of Kwansei C College showing Dunlop Rubber Company and Kobe Steel Works. ELS Pan L to R (S to W) from a point in the E.P.E.A.C.S. Hq AAF Map marked 270.8 feet on the road in Nunobiko Reservoir showing area from Naka Mountains W of Sambachi Pier to Imperial government railroad shop and station. ELS Pan L to R shooting from a point on a E.P.E.A.C.S...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII In Color; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan; World War II
Downloads: 20
[movies]Parachuting Supplies, Philippine Islands ; Baguio, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, 04/24/1945 - United States. Army
Extracted from US Army film "Parachuting Supplies, Philippine Islands ; Baguio, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, 04/24/1945". No National Archives description. National Archives Identifier: 17870 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Airdrop
Downloads: 12
[movies]Assembly of P-47s in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-0280 Assembly of P-47s in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Keywords: WWII; Thunderbolt (Fighter Plane); Army Air Forces -- Combat Film Report; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; World War II
Downloads: 166
[movies]Inside The Enola Gay - United States. Department of Energy
Very short film about the Enola Gay, from the Department of Energy record group at the National Archives. No description listed. Not sure the origin of this film - couldn't find any film of that title in any catalogs. The original film has become a green color (?) so I also have uploaded a black and white version as well.National Archives Identifier: 88425 Listed as "E-6 10 SEC (INSIDE THE ENOLA GAY)"As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or o...
Keywords: B-29 Bomber; WWII; World War II; Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; Atomic Bomb; A-bomb
Downloads: 1,043 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[texts]B-29 Story: The Plane That Won The War - Gurney, Gene
B-29 Story: The Plane That Won The War by Major Gene Gurney, USAF. CONTENTS The Birth of the Giant 4 How Will It Fly? 8 The War Drums Roll 14 The Journey Begins 18 Journey to War 22 "A Damned Trucking Outfit" 27 Rodeo Over Bangkok 30 Ding Hao! 34 Betty Over Target 38 Summer Operations 42 The Hard Way Back 52 To The Marianas 62 A New Year - An Old Story 68 Rescue at Sea 74 Iwo or Ditch 80 The Giant Pays Its Way 82 Now We're in Business 92 The Journey's End 98 B-29 Veterans 109 Digitized by Google...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; B-29 Bomber; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 667
[texts]Bombers - Ayling, Keith, 1898-
Contents 1. A Short History of Bombers i 2. Heavy Bomber 12 3. The Flying Fortress 22 4. The Liberator 42 5. British Heavies: Lancaster and Halifax 57 6. Stirling, Wellington, and Whitley 75 7. American Medium Bombers 83 8. British Medium Bombers 104 9. The Boston h i 10. The Mosquito 119 11. Dive Bombers 127 12. Torpedo Bombers 137 13. Patrol Bombers 143 14. Russian Bombers 156 15. Axis Bombers 160 16...
Keywords: WWII; Airplanes, Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations; World War II
Downloads: 387
[movies]Summary Of Air Force Experience, Gen Otto P. Weyland, Washington, D.C., 06/14/1965 - United States. Air Force
Final reel is missing sound. National Archives  description "Covers interview of Gen Otto P. Weyland, USAF retiree, conducted by Mr Arthur K. Harmon, USAF Historical Division, who queries Gen Weyland regarding the highlights of his career. Gen Weyland graduated from Texas A & M College in 1923 and through the ROTC program accepted a commission in the Air Reserve. He completed flight training at Kelly Field, Texas, was assigned to the 12th Observation Squadron at Fort Sam Houston, and later beca...
Keywords: Generals -- United States -- Interviews; Weyland, Otto Paul, 1903-; United States. Air Force; Weyland, Otto Paul, 1903- -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 12
[movies]Medium Bombardment And Attack Aviation 1945 - United States. Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces training film #TF 1-3737. The full title is "FEAF Indoctrination Film: Medium Bombardment and Attack Aviation" 1945. FEAF = FAR Eastern Air Force. National Archives "This film focuses its sights on the planes used in the Southwest Pacific operation against Japanese air forces; specifically on the A-20 and B-25 planes. Scenes show how advanced engineering aimed at stretching the airplane's range, while piling on guns."National Archives Identifier: 6050237 s always, any error or ty...
Keywords: WWII; B-25 bomber; World War II; A-20 Bomber; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 100
[texts]Individual Training In Aircraft Maintenance In The AAF - Walters, Raymond
Digitized by dtic.mil
Keywords: USAF historical studies; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Training
Downloads: 85
[movies]WW2 Physical Damage, Niihama, Japan, 04/12/1946 - 04/15/1946 - United States. Army Air Forces
National Archives description "4' LS Sumitomo Aluminum Reduction Plant showing S side of building C, dryer in N side of plant which was exposed to blast from a 1000 lb bomb. 4' MS Same as above looking E at wall of building C exposed to blast. 11' MS Pan to show the effect of blast to corrugated metal roofing and siding to building C above. 11' MS Interior pan shows structural damage to light steel structure originally covered with corrugated asbestos...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII In Color; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan; World War II
Downloads: 17
[texts]The Development of the Heavy Bomber, 1918-1944 - DuBuque, Jean H.
"This historical monograph of the development of the heavy bomber covers the period from the United States' participation in World War I to the end of 1944. As necessary background for the Material Division's and aircraft manufacturer's accomplishments, the controversy among the Air Corps, the War Department, and the Navy Department over the heavy bomber's procurement and employment is surveyed in some detail."Digitized by www.dtic.mil
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Bombers -- American -- 1930-1940; United States. Army Air Forces
Downloads: 83
[movies]Aerial Coverage, Cities & Effect Of Aerial Mines, 05/15/1946 - 05/18/1946 - United States. Army Air Forces
 National Archives description "One strip flown on a heading of approx. 50 degrees magnetic at altitude of 3500' covering Kobe area (urban), from Wadona-Misaki Cape to the hills N of the city and from the Imperial Government Railroad shops on the W to the Canal on the E of Higashi-Noda Railroad station. Akashi and Himeji, Akashi Aircraft (AAF Target 90:25-1547) two strips flown on a heading of approx...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan; WWII In Color
Downloads: 13
[texts]USAF Airborne Operations World War II And Korean War - Bowen, Lee
CONTENTS I. Airborne Assault Operations in North Africa, November 1942 1 II. Airborne Operations in Sicily, 9-14 July 1943 9 Husky I, 9-10 July 1943 10 Husky II, 11-12 July 1943 12 Ladbroke, 9-10 July 1943 13 Fustian, 13-14 July 1943 16 Conclusions 18 III. Airdrop at Nadzab, Nev Guinea, 5-6 September 1943 23 IV. Airborne Operations in Burma, 5 March to 17 May 1944 29 Background for Operation Thursday 29 Command and Control 32 Operation Thursday's Initial Phase, 5-11 March 1944 33 Operation Thurs...
Keywords: United States. Air Force; Military Operations, Strategy And Tactics; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 39
[texts]One Man Air Force - Gentile, Don S.
WWII ace fighter pilot Don Gentile's short autobiography, as told to Ira Wolfert. Book digitized by Google books.
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; WWI; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
Downloads: 244
[movies]Physical Damage, Kobe, Japan, 04/21/1946 - 04/27/1946 - United States. Army Air Forces
National Archives description "LS Panning L to R looking SE across Japanese Government building debris, N of northernmost EW streetcar tracks. Two shots. MLS W face of religious edifice standing in the rubble. Located SW of the radio tower. LS N face of Sannonuya Station. MS Steel casement windows showing effect of fire on second, third, and fourth floors of station. LS Looking E across rubble at elevated tracks...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII In Color; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan; World War II
Downloads: 24
[movies]WW2 Damage, Osaka, Japan, 04/30/1946 - 05/06/1946 - United States. Air Force
National Archives description "Target 90:25 Urban. 5' LS Looking E showing the W and S faces of a four-story reinforced concrete building gutted by fire in foreground and four-story brick load bearing building gutted by fire in background. 4' LS Looking NE showing the W and S faces of building 39B. 18' LPS Pan N to NE across block 39. 9' LPS Pan from NW to NE across block 39 with Japanese men playing ball in foreground...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Air Force; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII In Color; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan; World War II
Downloads: 17
[movies]The Inverted Spin - Intermediate Acrobatics Part VII - United States. Navy
U.S. Navy flight training film # MN-1325F The Inverted Spin - Intermediate Acrobatics Part VII."Points out the difference between an accidental spin and an inverted spin; and demonstrates the procedure of executing an inverted spin." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: Flight Training; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Navy; US Navy; WWII; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; Training Film; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 684
[movies]Shelling Of Cisterna & U.S. Army In Action (armored sleds), 05/24/1944 - United States. Navy
 Naval Photographic Center film #4150. National Archives description: "1) GV Column troop-loaded trucks leaves area.2) LS U.S. tank burns in distance. 3) MS File of troops with rifles, shovels, pick-axes pass. 4) MS SCU Tank passes towing infantry armored sleds. 5) MS SCU Medium tank passes pulling men prone in armored sleds." National Archives Identifier: 76974As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, pleas...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Tank Warfare
Downloads: 83
[texts]Flying Minute Men: The Story Of The Civil Air Patrol - Neprud, Robert E.
CONTENTS FOREWORD by General of the Army Henry H. Arnold I. DEATH ON THE DOORSTEP 9 II. CIVILIANS WITH WINGS 21 III. THE 48 STATES 27 IV. FROM MAINE TO MEXICO 35 V. BORDER SENTINELS 47 VI. BULLETS FOR BREAKFAST 54 VII. FLYING PONY EXPRESS 63 ILLUSTRATIONS VIII. ENTER THE CADETS 71 IX. INTO THE AAF 77 SMILIN' JACK CARTOONS by Lt. Col Zack Mosley, CAP X. SEARCH AND RESCUE 82 XI. SMOKE-CHASERS 91 XII...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. -- Civil Air Patrol; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950
Downloads: 85
[movies]Paratroopers Blitz - United States. Army
Silent U.S. Army footage of WWII paratroops. Might be outtakes from The Army-Navy Screen Magazine.National Archives Identifier: 13951As  always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you  intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider  making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or  Archive.org itself. Thanks :)
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War II; United States. Army; US Army; Parachute Troops; United States. -- Army -- Airborne Division
Downloads: 174
[movies]Flak, 1944 - United States. Army Air Forces
1944 United States Army Air Forces film #TF 1-3389, Flak.  Animation by Walt Disney. There is a slightly different print in the Internet Archive Feature Films. https://archive.org/details/Flak_AAF description "FLAK (TF 1-3389) — Treats of three types of enemy antiaircraft fire, the technique employed in their projection and the evasive action recommended for each type."National Archives description "This film provides an in-depth look at the weapons and methods of German and Japanese anti-ai...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German; Air defenses -- Germany; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Training Film
Downloads: 272
[movies]Lighter Than Air Operations, NAS, Lakehurst, N.J, 12/14/1943 - United States. Navy
 Naval Photographic Center film #1831. National Archives description "1) GV Blimp over field, AV-Pan Installations, roads etc. 2) AVH Ground crew take positions. 3) GV Blimp lands, men drag on gondola. 4) AVG Gondola, crew pulls lines, blimp over hangar BG. 5) MS Blimp over field, crew pull on lines BG-SV. 6) MS Tilt-Man on mooring mast hooks blimp nose. 7) GV Blimp L19 takes off in steep ascent tower BG...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Naval Air Station (Lakehurst, N.J.); Blimps; Airships; Dirigibles; World War II
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[movies]PBY On Patrol, 08/1942 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #16244. National Archives description "1) MS Gunners putting parachutes & 50 cal. machine gun into PBY-5.2) CU Plane crew climbing up past waist hatch, & pilot & co-pilot, into waist hatch in preparation for patrol.3) MS Plane Capt. & MM 1/c checking oil on engines before starting.4) MS Plane Capt. & MM 1/c turning engine over by hand in preparation for starting.5) MS Engines being started on PBY-5.6) MS 50 Cal...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Seaplanes -- United States
Downloads: 43
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